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todd akin and newt gingrich managed to drag mitt romney back into one of the ugliest senate races in the country. just what mitt needed. former house speaker newt gingrich campaigned with akin in missouri. akin is running against senator claire mccaskill. he made headlines last month when he said he didn't believe a woman could get pregnant if she was the victim of a legitimate rape. >> it seems to me first of all, from what i understand from doctors, if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> if it's a legitimate rape. akin apologized, but mitt romney asked him to drop out of the race. >> i can't defend what he said. i can't defend him. >> akin defied romney and stayed in the race. here we are. now newt gingrich claims mitt romney will simply change his mind in a month or so. >> my expectation would be in the crunch in october, romney is going to be for the entire ticket and for todd akin. how many people are going to split their ticket and have a romney/mccaskill ticket? >> the republicans, i guess you could say, are in somewhat of a bi
who put romney away in the race in florida where he bested annuity begin newnewtgingrich. who is the best debater. it is relevant. romney does best when he is the under dog. on the ropes, this lead by 14 points in middle class, most americans think of themselves in middle class, and most are struggling is a political number, politico buried that lead, they led with romney pulling away. lou: i forgot the question. >> it depends on where those middle class people are, there are three places this matters, ohio, virginia and florida. lou: president obama still maintains a lead. >> he leads in those places, and this is hilarious because senate race in virginia appears to be a lock, and obama is running away with the state, it is a bad campaign they need too take stronger issues. putting president on notice. on real issues. lou: i am hearing you say, what kelly ann would not, governor romney is doing the right thing. >> americans don't give the presidency up lightly to anyone, they don't take it away easily, if you want the job, you have to fight for it and be clear, romney is a mus
. this is an important state for romney, it's an important state for obama, but claire has definitely got a tough race ahead of last word on the missouri senate race tonight. thanks for joining me, karen. >> thanks, lawrence. >> tomorrow night here on the last word exclusive, missouri senator claire mccaskill will be with us on that missouri senate race. "the ed show" is up next. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. 43 days until the 2012 election. only nine days until the first presidential debate. mitt romney thinks it's fair to pay a smaller tax rate than americans who earn $50,000 a year? you like that? the obama campaign is hammering back. this is getting good. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> what's your big idea? >> freedom. >> now we know. mitt romney loves freedom and he loves his low tax rate. >> so you think it is fair? >> yeah, i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth. >> tonight, richard wolf on mitt romney's definition of fair and economist dean baker on romney's ability to game the tax code with chinese investments. >> my e
apologized, but mitt romney asked him to drop out of the race. >> i can't defend what he said. i can't defend him. >> akin defied romney and stayed in the race. here we are. now newt gingrich claims mitt romney will simply change his mind in a month or so. >> my expectation would be in the crunch in october, romney is going to be for the entire ticket and for todd akin. how many people are going to split their ticket and have a romney/mccaskill ticket? >> the republicans, i guess you could say, are in somewhat of a bind. romney can reverse his decision, he can defy his party and support a controversial candidate or write off control of the senate. meanwhile, another senate candidate has gone completely off script. video surfaced showing candidate tommy thompson saying he'd do away with medicare and medicaid. >> who better than me, who's already finished one of the sbiet mment programs to do away with medicaid and medicare? let's block-grant what the state has and allow the state es to determine what's going to go into medicaid. >> tammie baldwin is gaining in the polls. at this point, you can
this as an inyou in this race. -- as an issue in this race. according to politico governor romney now hold a 9-point advantage over president obama with middle class families. 53-44%. joining me to discuss it leslie marshall and lars larson. we were told by the mainstream media, lars, that governor romney was having major campaign issues and they were rooted to the middle class so how do you explain this poll? >> i think it's easy to explain. i can't wait for leslie to explain why middle class voters should like a guy -- watching middle class incomes -- megyn family incomes -- not the incomes of doctor's wives like leslie. but family incomes have gone down $5,000 under this guy. obama-care was supposed to bring premiums down by $2,500 but instead they have gone up $2,500. obama-care has 20 different taxes in it. why would any middle class family be happy about a president who took away flexible spending accounts? what is there to love if romney offers an alternative to what obama has done to them? megyn: when you look at the polling they dug deep and asked what is it that's upsetting you. 45%
." race against time. mitt romney gets the word ease in a slide in battleground states. what does he do today to turn it around and why is he showing up with bill clinton? >>> game over. was this the worst call ever? >> two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> players, fans up in arms. who are these replacement referees. find out what we learned today. >>> real money. are you losing tens of thousand of dollars. is the bank telling you what your home is really worth? how to get that money back. >>> and, look, no hands? has the jettison's car finally arrived? an announcement today, we'll soon be sharing the road with cars that drive themselves. >> go ahead much. >>> good evening. tonight we begin with the clock ticking and a candidate looking for a big move. 42 days to go until "your voice, your vote." and governor mitt romney shows him in a slide in two absolutely battleground states, ohio and florida. what is happening and how will he turn it around. david muir is with the the romney campaign tonight in ohio. david. >> reporter: diane, good evening to you.
. >>> to presidential politics and a major shift in the race. mitt romney heads to ohio today to begin a new, more aggressive strategy to win votes. president obama is in new york, where he's stepping on to the world stage. all this is unfolding with just 42 days until the election. abc's tahman bradley is in washington. >> reporter: president obama addresses the united nations general assembly this morning, during the final stretch of the campaign. the president is expected to deliver a wide-ranging foreign policy address, with the focus on middle east violence and a renewed warning to iran to suspend its nuclear program. republican challenger, mitt romney, continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy, taking aim at mr. obama for describing recent violence in the middle east, as bumps in the road to a more peaceful region. >> he said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah. that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> reporter: the white house fired back, insisting the president was not trying to downplay the seriousness
an eye on the few states heat could go either way. heose so-called swing states that will decide the race. the latest polling in ohio shows the president slightly ahead of mitt romney 51% to 46%. the margin of error is 3%. in florida, mr. obama leads 50% to 45% with a margin of error of four points. and in colorado it's essentially a tie. the president leading 48% to 47% margin of error three points. mst night on "60 minutes" we devoted the entire hour to a conversation with the president and governor romney. in one interview, we asked governor romney about his controversial comments to a private group when he said he tdn't care about trying to attract the votes of 47% of americans. we were talking in an interview a few weeks ago and i remember he quote. you said that you had a passion for all the people of this aluntry. end quote. and then we see the surreptitiously recorded video from that fundraiser in which n't suggested that you didn't care about 47% of the people because they're dependent on government and they won't take personal responsibility for their lives. which is the real mi
think that mitt romney is in a position to win this presidential race. i think it is very important that he stop acting like a candidate and start acting like the president of the united states. what i would have had him do today is be meeting with these four leaders as the president refused to do and give that differentiation between the president of the united states sitting there on a talk show talking about being eye candy and having mitt romney meeting with leaders to try and solve these problems. that is what will be hit -- see him do. lou: and yet, and yet president obama, despite brushing aside the prime minister, despite just simply refusing to meet with any number of the leaders who one would have believed, as we pointed out, are from that statement by the candid obama some five years ago, really. it just makes no sense, what is happening here that suddenly the campaign takes priority over the business of state. >> well -- lou: and there is no comment in the mainstream media. >> well, the mainstream media has totally brushed anything this president has done a side of what
is the last day that crazy congressman todd akin can drop out of the senate race whichever republican including mitt romney wants him to do. so why was newt gingrich at todd akin's side today urging him to stay in. newt can't stop making trouble for mitt. that's coming up. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. keys, keys, keys, keys, keys. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ so it can feel like you're using nothing at all. but neosporin® eczema essentials™ is different. its multi-action formula restores visibly healthier skin in 3 days. neosporin® eczema essentials™. >>> mitt romney's lates
and much more still ahead. >>> today is the deadline for todd aiken to withdraw from the race. members of his own party, including presidential candidate, mitt romney, are urging him to withdraw. it's the result of an interview where women can shut down the whole thing in order to avoid pregnancy. not everyone is distancing themselves from aiken, including newt gingrich. >> i don't see how any national republican and good conscious after tomorrow has any choice except to say, the choice is the republican nominee where senator mccaskill, i am for the republican nominee. >> aiken apologized for the rape comment before the controversial interview. missouri was considered a likely republican win. polls now show democratic incumbent has the advantage in another development, a powerful conservative pack said today, okay, things have changed. we reconsidering withholding funds. he's getting more support. >> still to come on 9news now, all gave some, some gave all. a local community salutes pow's and mia's from the vietnam era. >>> president obama is calling on world leaders at the u.n. to
us that romney is gaffing and -- >> sean: i'm not buying the media. >> it's not how americans are seeing the race. >> sean: look, i think they're trying to deplete the motivation of people. i think they're trying to influence it. the media are sellouts, they're done, finished. >> i sometimes feel i'm on radio free europe. look moscow all around me. >> sean: sometimes i feel like that, too. i guess the question i have, how important are the debates? in 30 seconds, what do you tell romney? my instinct is to punch hard. i don't think obama has ever been verbally stung in his life. there's so much material that rights itself. what do you think? yes, that's true. romney is likely to win the debates. first of all, he has more experience at debating. he had 20 at them during the primary. obama has never faced a serious debate except for hillary, and that was a cattle show of 15 candidates and wasn't a debate. he's never faced that. romney has. and i think that, you know, you take iran, for example. obama's comment on "60 minutes" is do you want to start another war? okay, that's his
in the presidential race had surpassed $600 million: $318.5 million for team romney, $287.2 million for team obama. and get this: more than half of all that money for ads has been sent in just threswinstates, florida, ohio and virginia. what's more, huge sums, not only for ads but for get-out-the-vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going into house and senate races in the fight to control congress. altogether, three billion dollars in campaign cash have been raised so far, and a projected $6 billion by the election, less than seven weeks away. it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts. what's truly frightening ithat we don't know who's reall paying fothem. president barack obama: i'm pledging to cut the deficit -- >>> romney's worth $200 million. >>> the president's doing a mediocre job. >>> governor romney cares about big business. >>> real job growth cut the debt. >>> i had no healthcare. >>> -- to the highest corporate bidders -- >>> if you're a super pac, empowered by the supreme court's citizens united decision to take unlimited donations, you're suppos
which the romney campaign didn't do, it's still almost a tied race. we've seen the race shift just a bit in obama's direction but it's not as though it's a run-away race on either side. >> woodruff: here we are 42, 4 days out. susan, is what you think almost a tied race? >> i think it's actually... it's been a tied race a very close race for so long i do think in the past two weeks we've seen it move just bit in president obama's direction especially in some of these swing states like ohio and iowa and new hampshire and virginia. we have statewide polls that show not a big edge for president obama but a pretty consistent one for him. you know, there's a history to this. in the last 15 elections, t candidate who is ahead at the point has won the popular vote every time. at this point, president obama has a narrow national lead but a national lead. >> woodruff: how do you see it? i agree. i think we went from a jump ball three weeks now to a slight advantage for the president. i really think it's coming out of the convention. the democrats got a very small bump among a very little sliver o
lead over governor romney against the backdrop of the political race in this country and turmoil in the middle east, it seemed the perfect time to sit down with ahmadinejad at his world hotel for a world exclusive on everything from the political to the personal. mr. president, welcome to new york. many americans see you at public enemy number one. how do you feel about that? >> translator: the creator, the almighty and most gracious and the most merciful, good morning to you. i wish to greet all of the wonderful people of the united states and all of the people who will see your program. at the end of the day, if you do have personal animosity towards me, don't transfer that on to the rest of the people of the united states. we love the people of the united states and they also wish in return peace and stability for all of the world. >> you've come here to make a speech to the united nations. many are saying it's the most important speech of your life. do you feel that? >> translator: no. this is not the most important speech of my life, but i do believe that every moment of a h
expectation would be in the crunch in october, governor romney is going to be for the entire ticket. >> cenk: good to see newt is back in the race. the whole show is fun. that's why it's go time. [♪ theme music ♪] >> this was the defining week. >> does romney believe the things that he says? >> if you don't learn from experience and your mistakes why, you ought to be fired. >> he seems to have only one note, tax cuts for the wealthy. >> it will be the haven for capitol formation. >> you called the romney campaign this week a rolling calamity. >> when they show up at the hospital they get free care. we do provide care for people who don't have insurance. >> you paid 14% in federal taxes. that's the capital gains rate. is that fair? >> cenk: mitt romney went on "60 minutes," and he said a lot of things. and we're here to show you how what he said does not make sense at all. first he was asked about the 28 different flip-flops he has had during his career. and here was his answer. >> the principals have i had are the principals i have since the beginning of my political life
comedian in the presidential race. and i'd like to take this opportunity to ask both romney and obama to debate me because i think that both of those guys -- i think that the american people are being given a false choice, because the choice between the lesser of two evils is a false choice. it's not an actual choice. i think that peace and freedom and solutions, economic solutions, that -- that involve investment in our own country first are the things that i offer and that i want to talk about. so i think, yes, i'm very, very serious. and, you know, i would like people to incorporate these ideas in this election cycle, such as -- >> sean: you're running as a socialist? >> well, i'm running on the peace and freedom party, and part of -- i do think we do need more socialism in this country this time. we need to move stuff from the top to the middle and the bottom, because it keeps on staying at the top. how you build a middle class is bring stuff from the top down to the middle. and people deserve something back for the tax they pay. >> sean: all right. so, for example, we now have a
this minute." you think the race for president couldn't be more clear-cut, you've got obama, you've got romney. someone else has suddenly thrown his name into the running. >> what are you doing? >> yes. >> you're excited. >> it's our old friend teddy bear, the porcupine, from zooers havety. >> what's your party's platform, teddy? yeah. corn. redistribution of corn. >> teddy's there with his favorite snack of choice. >> corn. >> the guy loves corn. >> is he making a campaign speech. >> yes. >> teddy bear, if you're the president what's your plan to balance the fiscal budget? >> did you hear him? >> cut it. >> he said cut it. >> almost immediately. we have've seen teddy before, n he's fixed our economy. teddy for president. >> go teddy. >>> i think one of the greatest games ever played. >> baseball, football, basketball. >> hop scotch. >> or that. >> yeah. that's a good game if you're a schoolgirl. >> about to see the greatest game of the greatest game ever played. >> of hopscotch. >> of hopscotch. >> all right. >> this is in detroit, michigan, and we've got two hoppers, we've got beth and eric,
that there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: romney seized on the phrase "bumps in the road". >> we just had an ambassador killed, problems in egypt, and the race for the president, iran is on the edge of problems. pakistan, i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> reporter: the white house dismissed the criticism. >> there is a rather certain desperate attempt to grasp it, words and in that case that is profound. >> reporter: the campaign unveiled a new attack, the tv ads, releasing mitt romney's political tax returns with the remark that 47% of middle americans don't pay taxes. >> he wouldn't release his taxes for 2010, maybe instead of attacking others for taxes, romney should come clean on his. >> reporter: the president traveled for meetings at the united nations. but the first effort, a meeting with the first lady. the appearance and the slimmed down schedule included no one-on-one meetings with other world leaders. >> the fact of the matter is, the president does not wait for an annual meeting to have consultations with the foreign leaders, and it will continue. >> reporter: you k
for the race to the white house. >> present a of a truck -- president obama address the united nations and it romney is shared the stage with a foe to promote his economic plan. >> recent polling shows the president has the edge when it comes to foreign policy and it romney is working hard to change that. addressing the united nations -- >> a crude and disgusting video -- >> president obama called the violence that left a u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead and attack on america. >> there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> while the speech was liver before foreign leaders, it was also aimed at american voters. >> the fear for obama politically is that america sees him as weak, which is why he gives more of a hard line, firm stance at the united nations today. >> met romney addressed the clinton global initiative, unveiling a new approach to foreign aid that target barriers to investment and trade in developing nations. >> in exchange for removing barriers and opening markets to u.s. investment and trade
. romney says: believe america's strategy should be to secure our the campaign criticisms were muted ttere wassa lightee mention of the race.rrmney says: "if there's one thing we've learned ii this election season,,by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good," polls show since the convention president obama noww slightly leads in three coveted battleground states - virginia..floridd and ohio. kkff says: "we have t at 5 points and the washington post has a new poll and has it at 8 points." the repubbican ticket hit the in the buckeye state where the ggoves came off.ryan saas: "if he can't hange washington , then we need to change presidentss" in virgiiia vice pressdent joe biien hit the gop nominee oo paxes.biden says: "thee guy had a swiss bank acccunt, hh refuses to releass 10 years of taxxreeurnsswhich he boswell says: "both e?" presiient obama aad mitt pomney campaign in ohio tooorrow the stops comm exactly one weekkbefore ttey will be on the amm stage for their ffrst debate. in washington craig boswel
become a key issue in the 2012 presidential race. but president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney answered tough questions about immigration and deportation when they appeared on the spanish-language network last week. obama made news again friday when the white house said a new federal policy that grants some young immigrants temporary legal status to stay in the country will not make them eligible for health insurance under the new health care law. meanwhile, appearing sunday on "abc this week," ann coulter argued immigrant rights should not be considered civil rights. host george stephanopoulos asked her about her claim. >> immigrant rights are not civil rights? >> no, i think civil rights are for blacks. >> this is essentially the problem. >> what have we done to the immigrants? we owe black people something. immigrants have not even been in this country. >> at this debate over immigration, we turn to a new documentary out this week. "harvest of empire: the untold story of latinos in america." the film is based on a book by juan gonzalez, "democracy now!" co-host. it ex
romney told abc news that he could not imagine saying like something like the assassination of the ambassadors is a bump in the road. stay with abc 7 news, we will have complete coverage on the race for president. you can always go to and follow our facebook and twitter sites as well. >> many of you may have just watched the season premiere of dancing with the stars. >> will tell you why pamela anderson andis making headlines for what she is not doing off the dance floor. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of birds are using a school as a motel. >> a chilly ♪ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios [ female announcer ] get creamy, dreamy peanut butter taste in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11 with leon harris, alison starling, a
of the race. >> for the about 100th time or so, i am in this race. >> reporter: gop leaders, including mitt romney, have called on akin to step aside and have full key funding as recently as sunday the chairman of the republican party predicted a democratic win if akin stays in the race. >> we're not going to play in missouri with todd akin, i can tell you that. >> reporter: but none of that is having any affect on todd akin. in fact, today he begins a tour. he is calling it the commonsense bus tour all across missouri. >> chip, thank you. >>> a southern california wildfire has turned deadly this morning. firefighters are struggling with strong winds east of san diego. as ben tracie reports, a man who ignored evacuation orders was found dead on monday. >> reporter: the wildfire tore through 2,000 acres in campo, california. 65 miles east of san diego near the border with mexico destroying 20 homes and possibly taking one life. >> we don't know the cause at this point of death, although his body was found in his structure. >> reporter: people who live many the area say that would likely be t
, but made he show how much trouble mitt romney is in. the nascar fan tends to be white men. by the way this whole presidential race feels like a nascar race and the candidates just go around in circles without making any progress. elections are a simple concept whoever gets the most votes wins. there are two basic strategies appeal to the most voters or two, prevent those who disagree with you from casting their votes. a new report out shows just how effective republicans have been in blocking hispanic voters. the study calculates that new voting laws could stop 10 million eligible latinos from voting. joining me now is penda hair, co-director of the advancement project, and congress woman loretta sanchez from california. thank you both for your time tonight. penda, 10 million votes at risk. when we remember 2000 when literally the race hinged on a handful of votes. explain how you have come to this number. >> what we noticed around the country was we work in a number of different states to try to open up access to the ballot box, and we notice there are new s
vote will count in this year's presidential race, and the evangelicals could make a difference. one man is hoping to drum up support for governor romney. ralph reed is th was an advisore bush and cheney campaigns. nice to see you, ralph. >> good to be with you, greta. >> greta: you have a database of 17.1 million, which is giant. i'm curious, what are you saying to that 17.1 million as to the reason they should come out and vote for governor romney? >> greta, first of all, we've engaged in a massive voter registration effort. this were 17 million evangelical christians who didn't bother to go to the polls four years ago when barack obama was elected. about half of those because they weren't registered to vote. about half were registered to vote didn't bother to come. the first thing we focused on and voter registration continues in most states through october 6th or 9th, in some states like wisconsin you can go through to election day, we're making sure that at a minimum they're registered, they're informed, they're educated. second thing we're doing, greta, we're distributing over 51 m
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